Marion Ruth Hendricks (April 26, 2013)

May 28, 1933 ~ April 26, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013
11:00 AM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

3 Sons – Victor Conrad of Harlan, IA
Ray Petersen (special friend, Judy Pyles) of Waldron, AR
Rodger Petersen of Harlan, IA
2 Daughters – Cindy (Charles) Allmon of Harlan, IA
Judy (Dean) Allmon of Manilla, IA
2 Brothers – Clarence (Irmgard) Fox of Monroe, LA
Fred (Lavonne) Fox of Harlan, IA
2 Sisters – Virginia Rold of Harlan, IA
Maryanne Knouse of Texas
16 Grandchildren
Many Great-grandchildren

Marion Ruth Hendricks, the daughter of Fredrick and Eva (Martindale) Fox, was born on May 28, 1933, in Garnett, Kansas. Her family moved frequently when she was a child. Marion attended several country schools in Shelby County, Iowa, and then spent most of her life in Shelby County. She married James D. Conrad, Raymond B. Petersen, and in August 1976, Marion married Harold M. Hendricks in Denison, Iowa. He died in October 1999 in Manilla, Iowa. Marion moved to the Assisted Living area of Elm Crest Retirement Community on March 10, 2010.

Marion was a caring wife and mother, as well as a good cook and housekeeper. She truly enjoyed spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren.

Marion R. Hendricks died on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Myrtue Medical Center, in Harlan, Iowa, at the age of 79 years, 10 months, and 29 days.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter, Connie Conrad. She is survived by three sons, Victor Conrad of Harlan, Iowa, Ray Petersen (special friend, Judy Pyles) of Waldron, Arkansas, and Rodger Petersen of Harlan, Iowa; two daughters, Cindy (Charles) Allmon of Harlan, Iowa, and Judy (Dean) Allmon of Manilla, Iowa; two brothers, Clarence (Irmgard) Fox of Monroe, Louisiana, and Fred (Lavonne) Fox of Harlan, Iowa; two sisters, Virginia Rold of Harlan, Iowa, and Maryanne Knouse of Texas; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 3, at the Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

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3 Responses to Marion Ruth Hendricks (April 26, 2013)

  1. Vic, Judy, Ray & Rodger, so very sorry to read of the loss of your mother. I remember her very well! There were many good times on Tarkington St! Judy, thanks so much for the wonderful care you gave my aunt, Berdella Meyer until she passed last year. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Sincerely, Carol Butts Kline (Rodger’s classmate)

  2. Joan Mattingly says:

    In addition to being my brother Harry’s loving wife, Marion was a wonderful sister-in-law to me. She knew how to work hard yet she also knew how to have fun! If it was humanly possible, there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for another.

    For many years on Memorial Day weekend she would visit and decorate the graves of her family as well as those of the Hendricks family; that is a lot of people and a big commitment. It is comforting to know that now she is among all those she served so well.

    Rest in peace, Marion. We love you!

  3. Jeff and Randi McEvoy says:

    So sorry about your Mother. We know you will miss her very much.

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